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Rice County Historical Society meeting

The Rice County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting in the Community Room of the Lyons State Bank at 7 p.m. on Monday. A brief business meeting will be conducted and followed by a presentation from Dr. Donald Blakeslee, Professor of Anthropology, Wichita State University.

November 16, 2014 | | Local News

Quilt of Valor

Sandy Vink, right, presents a Quilt of Valor to Army National Guard member and Iraqi War veteran Don Moore.

November 15, 2014 | | Local News

Kansas health insurance marketplace opens for Year Two

TOPEKA (KHI) - The second open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace in Kansas has opened. Last year, slightly more than 57,000 Kansans signed up for health insurance coverage through, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Kansas Health Institute has produced an issue brief describing changes in the marketplace, and several online maps showing the plans and premiums offered in the seven premium rating areas across the state.

November 15, 2014 | | Local News

Young Professionals welcome over 70 new members

Animal Medical Center recently hosted over 130 members of the Barton County Young Professionals group for a networking mixer, and welcomed over 60 new members. Those in attendance enjoyed free food, social and professional networking opportunities, and drawings for over $1,000 in door prizes.

November 15, 2014 | | Local News

City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News

Barton County included in Winter Weather Advisory

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for sections of central Kansas, including Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and McPherson counties.The Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday.

November 14, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Sunflower Early Education Center screening

Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News

Deines Cultural Center "Pickin' Jam Session"

Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News

Gallery announces 'A Night at the Deines'

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main in Russell, will honor its members with a Night at the Deines, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. It will be a special evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres and two art exhibits from Great Bend.

November 13, 2014 | | Local News

Garage sale to benefit GBHS choir

The Great Bend High School A Cappella Choir will host a garage sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Panther Activity Center. Items include appliances, computers, household items, clothing and everything in between.

November 13, 2014 | | Local News

Musical challenges Sterling High

It's required reading for most high school students. It's regarded by many as the great American novel. There have been numerous film versions of the story but only one musical version. "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" based on Mark Twain's classic will be presented at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15, in the school's theatre. Director Betsy Dutton calls the show a "rewarding challenge."

November 13, 2014 | | Local News

German buffet

November 12, 2014 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Floral & Gifts, LLC, 1913 Lakin, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Connie Oetken and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 12, 2014 | | Local News

November is sci-fi month at the library

Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., have a science-fiction theme.

November 11, 2014 | | Local News

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​Phone system bid on school board agenda

Bids for a new telephone system for Great Bend USD 428 will be opened Wednesday, and the school board will consider those bids during a ...

September 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


On the large flat-screen monitor where the green patchwork quilt aerial images of Barton County. With a few mouse clicks and key strokes, John Remmert ...

September 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Flipping for a cause

The 15th annual Pancake Feed for Sunflower Diversified Services kicked off SDS's Sunrise Campaign to help area people with developmental disabilities and delays.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Pickup wrecked in pursuit Saturday

A pickup fleeing Russell County law enforcement went off U.S. 281 at 12:10 a.m. Saturday in Barton County.

September 21, 2015 | | Local News

Foster Parents Needed in Barton County - Saint Francis Community Services to provide free training i

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, at ...

September 20, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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